“It also opens up some other opportunities for me. It’s an opportunity for me to fight in the MFC and win that middleweight belt. I also wouldn’t mind fighting in Strikeforce. They’re looking for someone to fight Scott Smith. And I can beat Scott Smith …. I’d also like to fight in Japan. I don’t know if I’d want to make a career there, but I’d like the opportunity to do that.”
“The UFC has been great to me and they’ve been great to deal with, so there are no hard feelings at all. I understand it’s just the nature of the sport …. Especially nowadays, with so many fighters, it’s more important than ever to win fights.”
MacDonald dropped three of his last four fights in the UFC. His last fight came as a disappointment, losing by first round TKO Nate Quarry.